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Contending with school reform

Neoliberal restructuring, racial politics, and resistance in post-Katrina New Orleans

Mathilde Lind Gustavussen

-led initiative called the John McDonogh Steering Committee, which demanded the return of John McDonogh Senior High School in the Mid-City neighborhood to the locally elected school board. Almost a decade earlier, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Politics of Recognition and Myths of Race

George Baca

At the time of this writing, the world is watching incredulously as terror and deprivation ravage the poorest citizens of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The region’s middle class and elite fled the disaster, while federal authorities’ inaction resulted in starvation for those too poor to leave. Such callousness embodied in US civil society and state institutions has been made transparent to the world, illuminating the increasing class inequality that has evolved since the passage of the Civil Rights Act. In light of this conflation of racism and class inequality, this forum focuses on the ways that multi-cultural politics mystify such power relations with romantic recollections of popular resistance to racism in the post–World War II era: decolonization, the US civil rights movement, and the fall of apartheid in South Africa.

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Hannah Swee and Zuzana Hrdličková

the dynamics of recovery. For example, Vincanne Adams (2013) describes the role of the privatization of services and its economic impact on the long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina in the US and Roberto Barrios (2011) looks at the complexities

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

following the political response to hurricane Katrina there is “no such thing as a natural disaster” ( Hartman et al. 2006 ), there are only natural events that are permitted to become disastrous for particular groups. In the case of COVID-19, we have

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

on the California earthquake of 1906. Shaken and disoriented, people emerge from their homes into a physical world turned upside down. A Hurricane Katrina survivor made the point: “Everyone woke up the next morning and everything was different

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

Hurricane Katrina ( Browne 2015 ). REFERENCES Adedoyin , A. Christian , Caroline Bobbi , Meegan Griffin , Oreoluwa O. Adedoyin , Maudia Ahmad , Chandler Nobles , and Kaitlin Neeland . 2016 . “ Religious Coping Strategies among Traumatized

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Dan Brockington

, the articles are as follows. Ramenzoni and Yoskovitz explore a practical attempt to measure social impact that took place in the United States. Extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster have highlighted how even

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

Migration” north to cities such as Chicago. 7 More recently, issues of race and mobility came to a head during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when black residents of New Orleans were first trapped and then forcibly dispersed. 8 All kinds of mobilities